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  • Exclusive: U.S. grills suspects in new strategy to build bank laundering cases

    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are using a new tactic to crack down on banks that fail to fight money laundering: systematically asking suspects in a wide range of criminal cases to help them follow the money back to their bankers. The efforts...
  • White House warns of rising drug use, says legalization is no panacea

    WASHINGTON A day after Washington state joined Colorado in selling marijuana in retail outlets, the Obama administration on Wednesday criticized drug legalization and warned that a declining perception of risk is leading more U.S. teens to smoke pot....
  • Woman Arrested At Plainfield Motel Allegedly Sold Drugs Out Of Her Car

    Woman Arrested At Plainfield Motel Allegedly Sold Drugs Out Of Her Car
    PLAINFIELD — A woman was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly selling heroin out of her car in the Moosup area, police said. Sheri Bouthillier, 31, was arrested in the parking lot of the Knights Inn Motel, where she had been staying, police said. She...
  • Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of 247 Bags Of Heroin In Willimantic

    Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of 247 Bags Of Heroin In Willimantic
    WILLIMANTIC — An attempted traffic stop on Chapman Street led to a short foot chase and the discovery of 247 bags of heroin on Tuesday, police said. An officer observed a motor vehicle violation by the driver of a black pickup on Chapman Street at...
  • Pot's popularity, state law create trying times for U.S. prosecutor

    Pot's popularity, state law create trying times for U.S. prosecutor
    Julie Shemitz watched warily as the judge asked prospective jurors whether they or anyone close to them had a card for medical marijuana. Ten hands lifted, a third of the jury pool. "Look at all those hands," the judge said. An assistant U.S....
  • Criminals' luxury cars, jewels — even velvet slippers — hit auction block

    Criminals' luxury cars, jewels — even velvet slippers — hit auction block
    If federal prosecutors have their way, Leonard Potillo's fleet of luxury cars and homes around the world will hit the auction block. Potillo, a Longwood debt collector, is accused of running a $76 million fraud-and-bribery scheme that authorities say...
  • Judge declares mistrial in BGF gang murder case

    Judge declares mistrial in BGF gang murder case
    A Baltimore jury failed to reach a verdict Tuesday in a high-profile murder case, leading a city judge to declare a mistrial in city prosecutors' first battle with what they say is a murderous group within the Black Guerrilla Family gang. A juror who...
  • What's the price tag for the border crisis? Try $3.7 billion

    What's the price tag for the border crisis? Try $3.7 billion
    Protecting the border is getting even more expensive. The Obama administration has announced that it will seek another $3.7 billion — substantially more than the $2 billion it talked about before — to deal with the flow across the southern...
  • City schools officer pleads guilty to federal drug-dealing charge

    City schools officer pleads guilty to federal drug-dealing charge
    A Baltimore City schools police officer pleaded guilty Monday to drug conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court, and faces no less than five years in prison. Napoleon McLain Jr., 31, a four-year veteran whose father was a longtime Baltimore Police...
  • Texas militia leader's video on border patrols draws fire

    The leader of an armed militia mobilizing to deploy along the Southwest border has drawn criticism for a YouTube video in which he appears to advise members to confront and intimidate those caught crossing the border illegally. "You see an illegal....
  • Police say DNA from aborted fetus led to arrest in assault on 14-year-old

    Police say DNA from aborted fetus led to arrest in assault on 14-year-old
    KISSIMMEE — DNA from an aborted fetus led to the arrest last weekend of a suspect charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook, according to police records. Kevon Butler, 23, was charged over the July Fourth holiday weekend...